Farthest Galaxy Detected
Caltech researchers have reported the detection of the farthest object yet, galaxy EGS8p7. At more than 13.2 billion years old, it provides a fascinating glimpse of the very early universe, just 600,000 years after the Big Bang.
US-China Space Freeze May Thaw with Historic New Experiment
A Chinese experiment is being readied for launch toward the International Space Station in what could be the forerunner of a larger space-cooperation agenda between the United States and China.
Our Milky Way Galaxy: A Traveler's Guide (Infographic)
The Milky Way galaxy is our home in space. It is a vast galaxy of 400 billion stars, at least that many planets and a supermassive black hole at the center.
NASA's Next Megarocket Could Launch Mission to Europa
The huge rocket NASA is developing to get astronauts to an asteroid, Mars and other distant destinations should also greatly aid robotic exploration efforts, members of Congress were told today (July 28).
Stars in Our Galaxy Move Far From Home - SDSS-III
Stars in Our Galaxy Move Far From Home When it comes to our galaxy, home is where the star is. Scientists with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) have created a new map of the Milky Way and determined that 30 percent of stars have dramatically changed their orbits. IMAGE: Two pairs of stars are shown over an image of our Galaxy. Lines trace the path of each star as one member of each pair moves to a new orbit.
Top 5 potentially habitable exoplanets | Amazing Science
Gliese 581g: This rocky world was announced in September 2010. Gliese 581g, which is located just 20 light years away, is likely two to three times as massive as Earth and revolves around its parent star every 30+ days. This orbit places the planet squarely in the goldilock zone - that is the range of distances where liquid water and perhaps life as we know it, could exist. Gliese 667Cc: Gliese 667Cc, which was discovered in Februrary 2012 by the same team that spotted Gliese 581g, orbits a…
NASA Uploads Voyager's 'Golden Record' Audio to Soundcloud
What do extraterrestrials listen to? Well, we don’t know for sure, but when NASA launched Voyager 1 and 2 into the Solar System in 1977, the space agency equipped the probes with the ‘Golden Record’, intended for any aliens (or future humans) w
NASA's Wild 'Windbot' Concept Aims to Sail in Jupiter's Sky
Innovative 'windbot' robots could potentially explore the skies of Jupiter by using rotors to navigate the Jovian atmosphere and the giant planet's winds to make power.
Philae Comet Landing: Big Discoveries About Comet 67P (Infographic)
Scientists have released new information about comet 67p and what the Philae lander discovered there.
First Alien Auroras Found, Are 1 Million Times Brighter Than Any On Earth
The first auroras on an object beyond our solar system have been detected. The superbright aurora lights were detected on a brown dwarf, a misfit failed star 18.5 light-years away.
Milky Way Map Pins Down Our Galaxy's Arms
A new map of our Milky Way galaxy based on data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer pinned down the precise locations of our galaxy's spiral arms.
Philae, Europe's comet lander, wakes up after seven months
Jubilation at European Space Agency as signal picked up after comet lander goes into sleep when solar-powered battery ran flat in November
These Astronaut Photos of the Great Pyramids & Earth Are Simply Breathtaking
NASA astronaut Terry Virts spent his last day in orbit snapping photos of the Earth from space, captured awe-inspiring views of the Great Pyramids of Egypt and our planet.